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First Fresh Pick Favorites of 2009

Posted by Ali on January 14 at 05:32 pm

I hope everyone enjoyed time with family and friends this past holiday season. Unfortunately, it had to end and we find ourselves in the middle of January already. Luckily we have Fresh Picks to save us. I need to apologize to everyone for not staying on top of the Favorite Fresh Picks posts. I am very excited to see how much everyone is using the fresh pick comments. Now all we need are more images of our customers’ work to get uploaded in the Fresh Pick comments – we love seeing the creativity!

These are the most visited Fresh Picks from the past 2 weeks:

Here’s my take on the top 3 most visited Fresh Picks:

Snowflakes Like Butterflys by CAS

Snowflakes Like Butterflys by CAS

Snowflakes Like Butterflys – So serene and peaceful.  I agree, this is perfect for a winter bride. I love the Vintaj and Stampt Antique Gold used in the pick.  They really complement the cream and champagne tones chosen. Oregon Snakeskin is one of my favorite stones . . . I feel like it is sometimes overlooked because of its muted complexion.  Great job CAS!

Turquoise Smoke by Peggy A

Turquoise Smoke by Peggy A

Turquoise Smoke – Oh my!  The Amazonite freeform flat drops and the blue opal nuggets that Peggy A chose are in my top 20 stones that I love (sounds like a great idea for another post). :)

I like the texture of the copper and the magnesite as well in addition to all the other stones that were picked.  Really pretty work Peggy A!

Snowflake Lace by AnnMarie H

Snowflake Lace by AnnMarie H

Snowflake Lace – As much as I try to put winter out of my mind, I can’t and I have a feeling that you probably can’t either. Winter and snow are here to stay. This pick, much like CAS’ Snowflakes Like Butterflys gives me a feeling of calm and it’s also great for a winter bride. The use of black sunstone, new silver leaf, hematite and pewter gives this pick an additional smoky sort of vintage quality. Love the touch of soft pink color through the itasy jasper and the kunzite.  Given 3 words to describe this pick, I would say – delicate, smoky, serene. Great job Ann Marie H!

I am loving the energy around fresh picks lately. There has been an increase in creativity as evidenced by the number of you making picks and the sheer number of picks being created. The comments on the picks themselves are great, lots of talking back and forth. A new concept of creating picks that has just come to our attention is from A Golke.  She created a self-portrait fresh pick. Great idea!  In an effort to learn more about each other’s tastes and personalities, we think all of the Fresh Pickers out there should create a self-portrait fresh pick. Name it whatever you want and be sure to use the new “description” feature to tell us why those particular beads best represent YOU!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Hi guys, Don’t you just love all the description picks!!!!! I love how alot of you out there jumped right into it!!!! I’m saving all of them in my favorites to help me get to know alot of you!!!!! Hope it keeps up!!!!! Thank you all at Lima Beads for giving us an opportunity we ordinarilly wouldn’t have, to get to know other beaders we may never have met otherwise…………….

  2. Steve
    Steve says:

    +1 for the biography picks, they are awesome!

  3. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    UPDATE: We’re Freezing!


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    Sara Jane says:

    It’s really cold here in Texas, too, but I cannot imagine how cold it is where you are! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
    We are up to a scorching 29 degrees! Heat wave!

  5. Steve
    Steve says:

    I have 7 shirts on right now.

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    We are a whole 15.5 degrees here in New Hampshire right now (3pm), not counting any wind chill. We were a balmy -18 degrees this morning. We’re supposed to get colder this weekend, brrrrrr….

    Steve – What you need is a “large” dog, or a really fat cat to use as a lap/foot warmer.

    I made these earrings, I think they say it all.


  7. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    We are -5 wind chill -45!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  8. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    CAS, I love your earrings!!! they are so cute!!! SO TRUE at the moment…

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    We’re -6 with wind chill of -20. Brrrr

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    Mikell S says:

    Sounds like everyone is freezing, and we are all wearing fleece jackets because it got down to 50 last night here in Clearwater, Florida and is only 65 today, but I still remember Michigan winters.

  11. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Weather’s ok here, I can’t understand it!
    But how on earth are you suppose to pick a favorite pick? They’re all great!

  12. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    How many times can you vote? I have three favorites !!

  13. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Made this necklace for my sister’s 50th birthday. She had asked me to make her something with Lapis. I searched my local bead stores – and attended a couple of bead shows – but couldn’t find any good quality Lapis. A friend told me about Lima Beads – so I checked out the site. I ordered the Lapis – it was my first order with Lima. I was thrilled with the quality when my order arrived. My sister loves her necklace – and I’ve been a regular customer since. Thanks Lima – your the best.


  14. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    With the snow coming down – and everyone freezing. I’m trying to get out of the deep freeze by thinking beach.
    Check out my beachy necklace I made using some Hemimorphite I got from Lima and adding a few things I had on hand. Think warm


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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Bead-itudes…just beautiful necklaces! I love the beach feeling to of the 2nd necklace you posted!

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